Click for a larger look on my flickr account.

The deer have been outside our back window for nearly an hour now.  This is actually a shot from a week ago when just one of them was the other side of our garden fence.  There’s normally three.


Deer in the Snow

Deer in the Snow

Here is the view out of my window 30 minutes ago.

Wearing a Cross

Wearing a cross” seems to be the theme of the day on twitter.  I have a variety of opinions about the “marginalisation of religion”.  Unsurprisingly they don’t tend to correspond with the things that the national press seem to keep publishing.  Perhaps I will write about them in the coming weeks.

This seems to be one of the most interesting social comments I have come across, courtesy of Headphonaught’s flickr stream.  Why not check out the series of images?

Silent Night

I spotted this guy outside Covent Garden begging/busking.  He’s found a traffic cone and he is playing all of the Christmas Classics on it.  He was very good.

Of course this photo doesn’t exist because we don’t have any poor people in the UK.

The News

It has been a week of strange experiences.  I mentioned in passing to our lovely local journalists that I was involved in a service at Dewsbury Minster called the “Rock Mass”.  Obviously we have done a few of these before but this time it seems to have legs.  Something to do with it being in a “Minster” and something about it being a “diocesan event”.  I talked with our lovely local journalist for a whole three minutes whilst she wrote everything down in short hand.

Last night I discovered that our paper had a massive pic of me in it and a half page article about the event.  I was a little shocked at how much it focussed on me (I’m shy).  For our local paper this makes sense as the Rock Mass isn’t happening here.  For the people who live here I am the curio.  The Dewsbury paper has a preview of the event in todays issue and it is very much about the event.

Yesterday, I received a phone call from the Dewsbury Reporter asking if they could do a photo shoot for the event.  Could I bring my motorbike down?

The next thing I knew, I was riding a Harley into the Minster and plonking it in the centre aisle.

That is a sentence I never thought I’d be writing!!  I’ll link you to the proper photo when it has been published.



Originally uploaded by The Muffin Man

From my trip to Orkney.

Love and Judgement


I spotted this on a door I just passed.



From my flickr account. This is the view crawling out of the tomb.

For more info, click through to flickr.

Midnight at 60 Degrees North


The cloud has lifted on Shetland and Dr Ruth and I are staring out of the window at this. The locals call it the Simmer Dim. The scenery has moved from stunning to 8-o

True Religion For Men


From your local Boots (other perfumeries are available)